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Surviving Mars (PC Game Review)

Have you ever wished to build a Martian settlement from scratch and attempt to make it self-sufficient? That’s what the game “Surviving Mars” provides. You begin by selecting which materials to send initially and where to land the supply ship after using probes to...

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Behind the Scenes of the ISDC

By Dave Dressler, NSS Conference Committee Chair Photos by Keith Zacharski, National Space Society Many amazing things happened at ISDC this year and they were by no means simply fortunate accidents. Number one on this year's hit list was our opportunity to spend time...

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ISDC 2018 in the News: Jeff Bezos

Image: Jeff Bezos and Alan Boyle at ISDC 2018. Credit: Keith Zacharski, National Space Society Jeff Bezos attended our 2018 International Space Development Conference to accept the Gerard K. O'Neill Memorial Award for space settlement promotion. Gerard's widow Tasha...

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NSS Chapter Activities at ISDC

By Claire McMurray Photos by Keith Zacharski, National Space Society The ISDC 2018 conference kicked off with a Felicitation Ceremony performed by Avinash Shirode, President of the NSS-Nashik India Chapter. Pictured above are Felicitation Ceremony “investitures” for...

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ISDC 2018 Was the Best One Yet

by Dave Dressler and Rod Pyle Image: Jeff Bezos with Space Settlement Contest students at the 2018 International Space Development Conference. Credit: Keith Zacharski, National Space Society. ISDC 2018 was seen by many as the “Best ISDC ever!” The conference kicked...

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Participate

Participate

The National Space Society makes it possible for anyone to actively engage in space-related activities.

Advocate

Advocate

The National Space Society works to elevate awareness of the importance of space to our future.

Educate

Educate

NSS is engaged in a variety of educational activities to inspire students in STEM, STEAM, and space.

What is vision of the National Space Society (NSS)?

People living and working in thriving communities beyond the Earth, and the use of the vast resources of space for the dramatic betterment of humanity.

How can I help?
How does NSS influence space policy?

NSS releases position papers, runs a Political Action Network, participates in regular Congressional visit blitzes, and is a major thought leader on space issues. The United Nations also recognizes NSS as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) with official observer status at relevant UN meetings.

How does NSS support education?

We at the National Space Society work to inspire the next generation of space leaders and believe space holds the key to the future of life on Earth. NSS educational activities include engaging teachers, students, and community in learning programs and providing educational opportunities that improve the quality of space-related education and themes. Our educational competitions, lessons, activities, and programs span grades K-12, university, and post-doctoral age levels as we strive to provide educational opportunities to advance the careers of space-interested students from around the world.

What about NSS in my community?

A chapter of the National Space Society is a relatively informal group of space enthusiasts who join together for camaraderie and to promote the NSS vision. See Directory of NSS Chapters.

What is ISDC?

The International Space Development Conference (ISDC) is the annual conference of the National Space Society, the premier citizen’s space conference bringing together NSS leaders and members with leading space sector managers, engineers, scientists, educators, and businessmen. The next ISDC is in Los Angeles, California, May 24-27, 2018 at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel (LAX).

 

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